I recently found a financial analyst who works for a BB in London on our alumni database.
I sent him an email about asking for advice/assistance in breaking into the industry and his first response was suggesting to meet up for a coffee to talk if I could make it into London.
As it turns out, I am doing work experience in London in a few weeks time so that worked out well for me but my question is how would you go about approaching this? obviously I would like to use this contact as leverage to try and help me get a possible SA position next year
This is a new experience for me, obviously I wont immediately ask him to try and get me an interview, but that is the end goal
My plan was to just have general chat first about university life how he got into the BB, how he finds the job, general chit chat then follow up with an email a little later on perhaps asking for another meeting some time and then thats when I will start to inquire about assistance in getting an interview
what do you think? and how would you approach it?